Bethany College Announces Annual Communication Week

BETHANY, W.Va. — The Bethany College Communication Department announces the schedule for its 48th annual Communication Week, themed “Engaging in New Media: Breaking through the Bethany Bubble.” Communication Week will be held April 7-11 on the College campus.

The week will feature presentations from prominent Bethany College alumni and local professionals working in the communication field. The lectures will take place in the Academic Parlour in Bethany’s historic Old Main. The programs are designed to help attendees understand social media and to learn how to develop a strategic approach to using them. 

Communication Week will conclude on April 11 with an awards reception in the Augostino Room at Benedum Commons, where students will be recognized for their contributions to campus media and communication organizations throughout the past year.

Listed below is the schedule for Communication Week 2010.  

Wednesday, April 7 (Academic Parlour)

6-7:30 p.m.: Developing and Managing Strategies for Online Social Media Success

Kara Schultz Gray ‘97, Owner of a freelance public relations business in Wheeling, W.Va.

Andrew Caprarese ‘03, Project Manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods in the areas of Vendor Relations and Supply Change.

Thursday, April 8 (Academic Parlour)

6-7:30 p.m.: Relevant, Responsible and Original Uses of Social Media

Bob Coffield ’88, Health Care Lawyer – Flaherty, Sensabaugh, Bonasso PLLC

Margy Lang ’81, Founder of Sportive Marketing in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sunday, April 11 (Augustine Back Dining Hall)

5:30-7 p.m.: Communication Awards Reception

5:30-6:15 p.m.: Hors d’oeuvres and beverages, browsing of campus media displays

6:15-7 p.m.: Presentation of awards

For more information please contact Bethany College Communication Senior Fellows Jodi Bodo at or Katy Reunning at

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.